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Sump Pump in an Elevator Pit

We had an elevator installed in our new home built as a result of Super Storm Sandy.
After rainstorms the elevator pit fills with water about 20-25 gallons on average.
I have been using a submersible pump to remove the water but would like to more permanent solution for when we are not around.
Is it possible to install a sump pump in an elevator pit in an area with a high water table? We are concerned that the recurring water incursion will rust the elevator framing. Thanks
Mark P

Re: Sump Pump in an Elevator Pit

I'm familiar with commercial elevators and they are required to have sumps with oil separating pumps. It seems that an automatic pump should be installed. A sump would be a good idea, but retrofitting would be a chore.

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